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Living with the Atom

Published 1957

Explains the atom as the basic structure of matter. Depicts the birth of the atomic age from Alamogordo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the development of the thermonuclear H-bomb. Addresses the morality behind the awesome power of atomic energy.

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Run time 25:52
Production Company Moody Institute of Science
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: splue - favorite - July 5, 2011
Subject: 2 much pink
Reviewer: apestench - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2011
Subject: Answer to Spuzz
Using that logic, all of the grain farmers in Kansas need to go to jail because their product causes drunk driving deaths.
Reviewer: Apeism is Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2010
Subject: God's Word is True...
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
- Hebrews 11:3 [The Holy Bible]

Thank God, for atoms and molecules.
Reviewer: Lady L'Rae - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2006
Subject: I disagree...
I believe that the way Mr. Moon shows the relations between God and Science is awesome!!! It shows how much power and intelligence that He gives man, and how man forgets God and can cause mass destruction. Every science in all Creation points straight to God. How can you not see that?!?!?!?
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2006
Subject: Yes, we can thank God for the Atom Bomb.
Mr Catch-22 is back. Yes, Irwin Moon is back telling us all about atomic energy and the atom bomb. Frankly, I¡¯m just a little bothered and nervous by Mr. Moon¡¯s ranting about God creating the atoms relating to science. So if God created the Atom, then he must be held partly responsible for the Atom Bomb right? After all, God created the Atom. Sure, we created the bomb to go with it, but it all comes back in full circle I¡¯m afraid.
Reviewer: longhair_hippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2005
Subject: God of the Atom
When I was an 11 year old boy, back in 1970, I saw this movie, at the Sermons from Sciences Pavillion at Man and His World, in Montréal. Man and His World was the continuation of Expo 67, that occured each summer from June to September on the same site as Expo 67. Most of the pavillions reopened each summer, and Sermons From Sciences was one of them.

The movie "Living with the Atom" was called "God of the Atom", with the French version named "Dieu de l'Atome". As an 11 year old, I found that this movie gave me the creeps. It was as good as a horror movie, with the showing of frightening atomic blasts, and the creepy religious message that was transmitted to impressionable minds.

As a grown up, today, I still find the guy Irwin Moon quite creepy, his mix of science and religion gives me the creeps. In 1982, I saw the same atomic tests footage recycled in a more appropriate movie to explain the 50's fascination with atomic bombs: The Atomic Café.

Have a nice day,

Georges in Montreal
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